History Creator / RickMoranis

18th Jan '17 4:25:30 PM Xtifr
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'''Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis''' (born April 18, 1953) was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario. As a boy, he spent his summers at Camp New Moon, located in Baysville, Ontario, north of his native Toronto. During his last summer as a camper, Moranis achieved his Master Canoeist's award, qualifying him to teach canoeing.

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'''Frederick Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis''' Moranis (born April 18, 1953) was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario. As a boy, he spent his summers at Camp New Moon, located in Baysville, Ontario, north of his native Toronto. During his last summer as a camper, Moranis achieved his Master Canoeist's award, qualifying him to teach canoeing.
28th Dec '16 1:10:26 PM Exxolon
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->''"I always find it flattering when somebody recognizes me."''
8th Nov '16 6:47:39 PM dlchen145
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* TypeCasting: [[http://rickmoranisfanpage.com/Articles/underglass.html His characters range between nerds, sleazes, weasels, geeks, and goofs]]. Keep in mind that the roles are more versatile than you think (in ''Streets of Fire'', for example, he got to play a nerdy JerkWithAHeartOfGold {{Badass}}).

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* TypeCasting: [[http://rickmoranisfanpage.com/Articles/underglass.html His characters range between nerds, sleazes, weasels, geeks, and goofs]]. Keep in mind that the roles are more versatile than you think (in ''Streets of Fire'', for example, he got to play a nerdy JerkWithAHeartOfGold {{Badass}}).badass.
10th Sep '16 1:45:36 AM NWolfman
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* ''[[Film/StreetsOfFire Streets of Fire: A Rock and Roll Fable]]'' (1984) [[note]]One of his more memorable performances, if for no other reason as he utterly subverts his own stereotype as a pencil-necked geek.[[/note]]

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* ''[[Film/StreetsOfFire Streets of Fire: A Rock and Roll Fable]]'' (1984) [[note]]One of his more memorable performances, if for no other reason as he utterly subverts his own stereotype as a pencil-necked geek. He, however, [[CreatorBacklash didn't like the role]] because it forbade him from improvising.[[/note]]



* ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'' (1996)

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* ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'' (1996)
(1996) [[note]]Final live action feature to date.[[/note]]
10th Sep '16 1:42:23 AM NWolfman
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* ReclusiveArtist: He became most famous for disappearing from acting altogether in the late 90's, refusing most any role offered to him, including vocally reprising Louis in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. His reasons were a combination of desiring to raise his family, CelebrityIsOverrated and not having any creative freedom in his projects.

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* ReclusiveArtist: He became most famous for disappearing famously disappeared from acting altogether in the late 90's, '90s to become a full-time single father, refusing most any role offered to him, including vocally reprising Louis in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. His reasons were a combination of desiring As mentioned above, he's only willing to raise spend time away from his family, CelebrityIsOverrated family if the role is good enough, as most of the movies he made in the 90s only used him for his recognizably and not having any creative freedom in his projects.for the talents he was getting fewer and fewer opportunities to show off.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Rick has noted his hiatus from acting was supposed to be this--take time off for a little while and come back later. Thing is, he found he didn't really miss it that much. As noted above, he'll still do projects; he's just far more selective than he used to be and content to relax.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: Rick has noted his His hiatus from acting was supposed to be this--take a little time off for a little while to raise his kids and come back later. Thing is, In that time, however, he found [[CelebrityIsOverrated he didn't really miss it that much. As noted above, he'll still do projects; he's just far more selective than much]]. He now only does movies when he used to be and content to relax.feels they're worth the extended time away from his family.
10th Sep '16 1:31:11 AM NWolfman
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* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer And The Island Of Misfit Toys'' (2001) [[note]]Oddly enough.[[/note]]

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* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer And The Island Of Misfit Toys'' (2001) [[note]]Oddly enough.[[/note]](2001)



* CreatorBacklash: ''Streets of Fire''. He hated doing the movie because he wasn't allowed to improvise and hated the results of the final product.

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* CreatorBacklash: He hated filming ''Streets of Fire''. He hated doing the movie because Fire'', as he wasn't allowed to improvise was forbidden from improvising, and hated the results of the final product.product even more as a result.
10th Sep '16 1:28:09 AM NWolfman
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In 1997, Rick went on hiatus from acting, because he says it's too complicated to raise his kids while he's going everywhere to do movies, that, and later movies from the 90's lacked creativity and made him feel like he was, in his own words, "a marketable entity." Nowadays, he contributes witty articles for the New York Times once in a while and does the occasional voice-over for animated films. In 2005, Rick also released a comedy album entitled ''The Agoraphobic Cowboy'', which draws influence from country music. It got nominated for a UsefulNotes/GrammyAward, much to his surprise.

8 years later in 2013, Rick made a comeback with ''My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs'', an album based around his Jewish heritage. Special orders of the CD came with a purple yarmulke, similar to what Rick wore on the album cover.

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In By 1997, Rick went on hiatus from acting, because he says it's too complicated to raise his kids while he's going everywhere to do movies, that, and later movies from had become sick of the 90's lacked creativity and made him feel like lackluster roles he was, was then taking, which were making him, in his own words, "a marketable entity." Nowadays, he contributes entity," and was struggling with the impossible task of being a full-time actor and full-time single father, convincing him to semi-retire from acting. Since then, he's contributed the occasional witty articles article for the New York Times once in a while and does the occasional voice-over for animated films. films.

In 2005, Rick also released a comedy album entitled ''The Agoraphobic Cowboy'', which draws influence from country music. It got To his and everyone else's surprise, it was nominated for a UsefulNotes/GrammyAward, much to his surprise.

UsefulNotes/GrammyAward. 8 years later in 2013, Rick made a comeback with ''My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs'', an album based around his Jewish heritage. [[{{Feelies}} Special orders of the CD came with a purple yarmulke, yarmulke]], similar to what Rick wore on the album cover.
5th Sep '16 4:34:04 PM ngh93
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Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis (born April 18, 1953) was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario. As a boy, he spent his summers at Camp New Moon, located in Baysville, Ontario, north of his native Toronto. During his last summer as a camper, Moranis achieved his Master Canoeist's award, qualifying him to teach canoeing.

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Frederick '''Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis Moranis''' (born April 18, 1953) was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario. As a boy, he spent his summers at Camp New Moon, located in Baysville, Ontario, north of his native Toronto. During his last summer as a camper, Moranis achieved his Master Canoeist's award, qualifying him to teach canoeing.
8th Aug '16 1:00:15 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis''' (April 18, 1953-) was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario. As a boy, he spent his summers at Camp New Moon, located in Baysville, Ontario, north of his native Toronto. During his last summer as a camper, Moranis achieved his Master Canoeist's award, qualifying him to teach canoeing.

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'''Frederick Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis''' (April Moranis (born April 18, 1953-) 1953) was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario. As a boy, he spent his summers at Camp New Moon, located in Baysville, Ontario, north of his native Toronto. During his last summer as a camper, Moranis achieved his Master Canoeist's award, qualifying him to teach canoeing.
4th Aug '16 8:43:12 PM Brandon
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* BeamMeUpScotty: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnLzz_hxzxo Partially due to James Rolfe]], Rick is believed to have said, "It just makes no sense to me", in regards to there being a ''Ghostbusters'' remake. While, Rick did say those words, the statement [[ItMakesSenseInContext was taken out of context.]] What he meant was that ''doing a cameo'' didn't make sense, because it would have been nothing more than an in-joke, and thus, pointless.
-->[[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/rick-moranis-reveals-why-he-829779 "I wish them well. I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?"]]
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